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A new iPod Nano to the Best Logo Idea

Avatar for Dave Llorens
Published on 11/03/2007 in
Updated 01/15/2019

Winner of the Logo Competition has been Selected!

New iPod Nano 8Gig Black

Ain’t the new iPod Nano the cutest damn thing you ever did see?! I just want to eat it.

Solar Power Rocks needs a logo!

We’re giving away this new 8-gig iPod Nano to the person who comes up with the best logo idea, plain and simple. Here’s how the competition works:

It starts today. Start submitting ideas now and we’ll pick a winner at noon on Nov 15th.

You can submit either a written idea for a logo, or an image of that idea. Post the idea or the picture in the comments. You also may email them to us (dave AT and we’ll append this blog post.

Some important details:

  1. If someone submits a duplicate idea, we’ll go with the first one submitted.
  2. If someone submits a written idea and someone else posts an image of that idea that we decide to go with, we’ll pick the image for the win.
  3. Here’s the messy one, ready?: Say someone posts a written idea and someone else later posts an image of that idea. However, if we decide we like the written concept and make our own image reflecting it, we will pick the original written idea for the win.
  4. You don’t have to post your idea to win… If you don’t want the world to see it, just me, let me know when you submit it and I will not post to the thread. you still can win, and your time of submission still counts. However, if it’s good enough to win I can’t imagine not wanting to post it.

Confused yet? Hopefully that’s pretty clear.

Things to think about… Our mission: to prove that solar power in many states is a smart money move… Why does solar power rock? What would make you laugh or smile if you saw it on a T-shirt?

Good luck!

• Time of submission takes priority. What this means is that if you submit an idea now, and someone submits the same idea later, your idea, if chosen, would win.

First Email Idea is in (10/31/07 11:46 AM) from S.E. :

Idea1:You could try a rock-like sun flexing its rock-like muscles, the sun would look kinda like The Thing from the Fantastic 4 comics.

Idea2:Or just one a big rock, that glows with light and “Solar Power” is written on it.

I’m sure some more will come to me, if you want I could sketch them a bit, I am somewhat of a beginning illustrator and I say beginning because i mostly suck at it but I really enjoy drawing.

Second Email Idea is in (11/3/07 11:46 AM) from C T :

Sun SOcket logo84

Third Email Idea is in (11/3/07 11:46 AM) from Amy:


Fourth Email Idea is in (11/4/07 ) from R B:

solar logo

Fifth Email Idea is in (11/4/07 ) from MY MOM (thanks, mom) (no, she will not be getting preferential treatment):


Sixth Email Idea is in (11/4/07 ) from J B:

solar logo

Seventh Email Idea is in (11/4/07 ) from D P:


From the comments below:





From A.D.:

From A.M:


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Last modified: January 15, 2019

45 thoughts on “A new iPod Nano to the Best Logo Idea

  1. Avatar for farhia farhia says:

    the one that said solar power rock and the other reson why i enter i because i want to make my brothers ,sisters ,mom and dad jeloues

  2. Avatar for djh djh says:

    and the winner is?

  3. Avatar for Bill Longworth Bill Longworth says:

    What, no Sun-as-Elvis attempts? I would have thought that idea would have been a lock.

  4. Avatar for Bill Longworth Bill Longworth says:

    I should also add that my designs are free to use, regardless of how the contest turns out. This blog is working toward something worthwhile, and that deserves support, even in the form of some simple doodles.

    1. Avatar for David Llorens David Llorens says:

      Thanks, Bill!

  5. Avatar for Bill Longworth Bill Longworth says:

    Small tweaks to the previous set. I put the variations together vertically rather than horizontally to take up less page space and added a bit more color.

  6. Avatar for Bill Longworth Bill Longworth says:

    Another take. Contests like this are always interesting for me since I always find I like a blend of different logos more than any single one. It’s also interesting to note that any logo can be tweaked any of a million ways, making it hard to know if you’ve covered your bases. Still, it is great practice.

  7. Avatar for dambs dambs says:

    My proposition is here..

    Bye all

  8. Avatar for Bill Longworth Bill Longworth says:

    Definitely some good concepts here…

  9. Avatar for Beth Swan Beth Swan says:

    Oooh iPod Nano . . . ;) Awesome!

    Just in case the embedded doesn’t work:
    I could give you a high res Illustrator file if picked which would be scalable for all purposes. Wish me luck!

  10. Avatar for DavidM DavidM says:

    Another entry. This one can be cleaned up a lot.

  11. Avatar for Griffin S. Griffin S. says:

    Here’s the link to a quick initial thought.

  12. Avatar for Cody Cody says:

    Here’s an idea…
    <a href= Solar Power Rocks logos
    <a href= Header Example

  13. Avatar for jones the graphics jones the graphics says:

    Hi, here’s my entry idea.


  14. Avatar for katie v katie v says:

    here are about 10 different ideas….

  15. Avatar for nuclearadam nuclearadam says:

    the only one that’ll look good on a t-shirt is the one with the devil hand rising in the center of the 4 point sun… it rocks,!!!!!

  16. Avatar for Karpe Karpe says:

    basically, using standard square solar panels, spell out solar power rocks in shaded panels, pixel style.

    The letters themselves are in beghilos: upside down calculator spelling. You will have to improvise for a couple letters. Caps can be spelled like that:
    SOLar pOwEr rOckS

    it’ll look nice, which is what you want.

  17. Avatar for David Llorens David Llorens says:

    I was thinking today about a sun with big muscles and a gold chain….

  18. Avatar for Stevenski Stevenski says:


  19. Avatar for Seemant Kullleen Seemant Kullleen says:

    Eh, thought I’d submit a quick sketch. It definitely could (and should!) be improved, but it just shows the general idea.

    is the rough sketch.

  20. Avatar for HeadBlaze HeadBlaze says:

    Let me know if this is the direction you want to go with and I can refine the image. The guitar could be another image or perhaps the caps SPR.

  21. Avatar for Joshi Joshi says:

    Ok, here’s my idea: a funky sun, who’s rocking hand doubles up as an electrical plug!

  22. Avatar for Aleksey Aleksey says:

    This is a sun inside a sunflower replacing the ‘O’ in ‘Solar.’ I hope you like it!

  23. Avatar for Ed Furey Ed Furey says:

    the sun playing a guitar with the words ” solar power rocks” in musical notations coming from it’s mouth.

  24. Avatar for Cam T Cam T says:

    All right, I combined my ideas.

    It’s a solar powered guitar plugged into the sun, with a somewhat-cascaded “Solar Power Rocks”

    As you can tell, I’m not a professional graphic designer.

  25. Avatar for Cam T Cam T says:

    I’m having a bit much trouble drawing a guitar, though, but you get the idea — guitar amp into sun, guitar rocking out on the other side of the logo. Text in the middle.

  26. Avatar for Licia H Licia H says:

    How about a rock star sun dude? A la 80’s hair band, of course. This’d be fun for a t-shirt.

  27. Avatar for Amy C. Amy C. says:

    the link is
    guess I can’t display images in comments.

  28. Avatar for Cam T Cam T says:

    ChrisSF, I don’t think they want a dick in their logo.

  29. Avatar for Amy C. Amy C. says:

    I like solar power and ipods so figured I’d throw my hat in the ring. :) Here’s an image I came up with for your logo.

    Hope you like. I also came up with a slogan I thought was kinda catchy, sunplug your life. use solar power (sunplug in) and unplug your life from other sources.

  30. Avatar for Tom Furnival Tom Furnival says:

    Planet earth, cartooney, glowing slightly, with the words Solar Power along the top on a curve, and Rocks underneath with a bolt of lightening through the O? I’ll be-a posting a picture when i get round to making it, (I’m at work at the moment, designing an advert as it happens :P)

  31. Avatar for Cam T Cam T says:

    I’ve done some basic work on a sun-socket to illustrate what it could look like, but I’m no good with GFX. Here it is, though.
    Sun Socket Sketch

  32. Avatar for ChrisSF ChrisSF says:

    I said it should be a pair of rocks with solar panels attached, dick. Also it should have a green arrow circling it.

  33. Avatar for Amy Amy says:

    or one of those stupid b&w letter-only logos. you know what i mean, those white ovals with a black border and then obscure letters in the middle that everyone who is “in” is supposed to know what they stand for, a la BRC.

  34. Avatar for Amy Amy says:

    sun with a socket for a face

  35. Avatar for Cam T Cam T says:

    You could also just have something like a rock plugged into the sun with Solar Power Rocks above it.

  36. Avatar for Cam T Cam T says:

    If you want to make it a pun on the name, you could go with a solar powered guitar

    I think the best logo, though, is simple — no images like guitars / rocks, at most a solar panel or two. “SPR” cascaded, perhaps (each letter, in 100% opacity, followed by the rest of the word in a rather translucent shade, is slightly lower than the previous one and a fair amount to the right), with a big solar panel or something next to / under it?

  37. Avatar for David Llorens David Llorens says:

    I just had a new idea. Two Rocks… one with the word ‘Solar’ on it and the other with the word ‘Power’

  38. Avatar for David Llorens David Llorens says:

    I’m gonna throw up the only two ideas, as lame as they are, here to get things going. 1. A rock with shades, and 2. A spherical happy sun face guy, like one of those new smileys, with a thumbsup.

  39. Avatar for Ken Koers Ken Koers says:

    A picture of a sun with shades on and a huge-ass grin, with the sun talking on a cell phone and/or listening to an Ipod

  40. Avatar for ChrisSF ChrisSF says:

    I think it should be 2 rocks with solar panels attached to them. Not sure how that’ll shrink down and look on a shirt. Maybe put one of those recycling arrows around it.

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